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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation House Un-American Activities Committee

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  • initialism US House Un-American Activities Committee

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Examples

  • HUAC, he insisted, didn't exist by the early 1960s and, anyway, no women's group played such a role in HUAC's downfall.

    Men Who Know Better - Swampland - TIME.com

  • 72Though the first attack on Hollywood's progressive filmmaking agenda would come from the reactionaries in HUAC and from the industry's own Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, the cooperation of such corporate liberals as Eric Johnston, concerned about Hollywood's reputation at home and America's reputation abroad, proved critical to the final triumph of anti-Communist Americanism.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • I certainly wouldn’t completely defend the standards, suggesting that the Verona papers entirely confirmed HUAC is silly.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Washington Post to School

  • Both men were called before what was by then known as the HUAC.

    The Movies That Changed Us

  • Both men were called before what was by then known as the HUAC.

    The Movies That Changed Us

  • Both men were called before what was by then known as the HUAC.

    The Movies That Changed Us

  • But I find it no more helpful to understanding when Mr. Goodman solemnly labels HUAC "not un-American."

    HUAC

  • If you are "of a certain age" or a student of history, then you know who Joe McCarthy (R-WI) was, you know what the acronym "HUAC" stands for, and you know the end of the question: "Are you now, or have you ever been …"

    DemConWatch

  • Ms. Garrett, who did not testify before the HUAC hearings, was nevertheless dropped from her MGM contract.

    Comedienne Betty Garrett, '40s co-star of Frank Sinatra, dies at 91

  • It is perhaps unsurprising, given the overtly moralistic and zealous tenor of his early plays, that his later collaboration with the HUAC and betrayal of his erstwhile comrades should have been seen as an act of such moral cowardice.

    Rocket to the Moon revived

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